Category Archives: Past

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Relic

  “Relic” by Gunnar De Winter   I Birth I Beneath miles of ice, Xian floated in freezing water. Hunting. Scavenging for signs of life. Of past life. Once teeming with tiny creatures, Europa’s oceans were now devoid of endemic … Continue reading

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Homecoming

“Homecoming” by Elyse Kallen “Charley.” A lilting, feminine voice calls out from behind me, and it takes every ounce of self-control not to jump or gasp. It’s one of those early autumn days when the sun shines so brightly it … Continue reading

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The Martian Chronicles The Earth Men

Brittany Hause The Martian Chronicles The Earth Men four men from Earth ungentlemanly unreasonable four angry voices the captain and his crew lying wildly the captain like his men frightful-looking I have to tell everyone find someone who’ll listen the … Continue reading

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Crossover Point

“Crossover Point” by Cheryl Barkauskas The angels were falling from the sky. They were beautiful at dawn, when out of darkness they fractured the first cold morning sunbeams into millions of tiny rainbows: crystal pinwheels spinning through the air. But … Continue reading

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La Belle a la Bête

Brittany Hause La Belle a la Bête with apologies to Gertrude Stein             … lui dit: «La Belle, voulez-vous être ma femme?»             Elle fut quelque tems sans répondre:             elle avait peur d’exciter la colère du monstre, en le … Continue reading

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Skullboogie

“Skullboogie” by Ville Meriläinen Even before she grew a clock over her heart, Alcine was a little different from those around her. While her peers lived in houses where they used every room, she and her mother dwelled in an … Continue reading

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Against the Grain

“Against the Grain” by Janet K. Nicolson   In the hottest part of the summer, when Jenna wanted nothing more than to relax with a cold lager after work, her doctor gave her the test results: she was celiac and … Continue reading

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Of Squid and Schism

“Of Squid and Schism” by Devan Barlow   The Mollusk made me do this. “The other students look up to you.  You’ll set a good example by going first.” I was easy prey.  Everyone else had already managed to get … Continue reading

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Moon Flu

Sara Backer   Moon Flu   Fear first. Fear sharpens the startle of latches and footsteps behind you.   Hallucinations next. Eyes shut, neon patterns swirl into maps that confuse and attack you. Faint robot motors scream. Spider webs begin … Continue reading

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The Farmgirl and the Kitsune

“The Farmgirl and the Kitsune” Patrick J. Hurley   In a land far away, where dragon sages watch the stars and turtle gods rule the rivers, there was a girl named Ishiko, the only child of a prosperous farmer. She … Continue reading

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